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over 20 times, and i've never been convicted of anything so far. >> we'll take a closer look at k.c., moocows and more. that's just ahead. hey! did you know that honey nut cheerios has oats that can help lower cholesterol? and it tastes good? sure does! wow. it's the honey, it makes it taste so... well, would you look at the time... what's the rush? be happy. be healthy. what's the rush? for sein a whole new way. for seeing what cash is coming in and going out... so you can understand every angle of your cash flow- last week, this month, and even next year. for seeing your business's cash flow like never before, introducing cash flow insight powered by pnc cfo. a suite of online tools that lets you turn insight into action. oh, boy. [ groans ] ♪ ♪ [ engine revs ] ♪ >>> yesterday afternoon during the first-ever senate hearing on drones, a rare moment of traenz patterns when a group of constitutional lawyers retired military officials, academics, and other experts took questions from lawmakers. the white house declined to provide a witness to testify at the hearing. among those
were signed i am k.c. and i approve this message. k.c. may translate to kenneth curtis it is unclear when charges will be filed. whether it will be later tonight or tomorrow. but, again, to recap, several federal law enforcement sources say arrest has been made. kenneth curtis from tupelo, mississippi. we are gathering facts as quickly as possible. bill? >> bill: mike, throughout the day, you have been reporting that whomever was the person who mailed these letters apparently -- he was pretty well known among legislators there on the house and the senate side. s so doss this coincide with that information that you have tonight? >> it does. they said that this guy was a frequent letter writer to lawmakers here on capitol hill. federal officials through the washington. and, again, from the fbi bulletin that we obtained early today, they said that he signed it i am k.c. and i approve this message. and so he seemed pretty cavalier about that he did not put a -- or the suspect did not put a return address on these letters. but they seemed fairly confident early on that they knew it was so
partner to its continuance. and both letters were signed i am k.c. and i approve this message. k.c. according to this arrest tonight may translate to kenneth curtis. of course, he has not been convicted of anything so far. but we are told last night by sources very carefully that arrest warrants may be issued today. they had a good idea that this guy came from the state of mississippi. was a frequent letter writer to federal officials here in washington so the tone of the letters did not surprise them. the contents of the letters testing positive, at least initially for ricin was a surprise. but the important news, the good news for people here on capitol hill who were terrorized by letters 12 years ago was the fact that essentially that these were captured, alarms went off at offsite facilities so these got nowhere close to the capital complex. nowhere close to the white house. nowhere close to the president of the united states or this republican senator roger wicker of mississippi, bill? >> bill: mike, thank you. i want to bring in greta van susteren. greta is a lawyer. investig
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letter was first. and the letter was signed k.c. a and i approve this message. so it was my understanding they went to senator wicker's staff and started narrowing down any constituents who might have the initials k.c. and at some point someone on his staff recognized k.c. as kevin and said, well, yeah, this is someone who communicates with the senator somewhat. so at that point, they looked at his facebook at his social media a little bit more. agent grant spent some time initially on the stand friday basically in my opinion he was kind of laying the ground work for the prosecutor that a lot of people thought that kevin was coo-coo, or he went great lengths to tell us that a staff member based out of tupelo, the staff member said he's nuts. so it's almost as if they said, well, his initials are k.c., he frequently uses this quote on his social media, and he's nuts. so he must have done this. other than anything in his past, he has had a passion for different issues. but nothing in his past. multiple communications to multiple elected officials, none of which were violent or threatening o
days. >> the letters to the problem and the senator were both signed with the initials k.c. which matches the name of the man arrested in tupelo, mississippi. diane? >>> and now we turn to that big vote in washington and jolting defeat for the president on the gun bill crafted in response to the newtown shooting. tonight, it has failed in the senate, and the president spoke just this afternoon. abc's chief white house correspondent, jonathan karl, is there now. >> reporter: this was the single best chance to pass any part of the president's plan to combat gun violence and it couldn't even get passed in the democratically-controlled senate. surrounded by victims of gun violence, the president angrily denounced the vote. >> there are no coherent arguments as to why we wouldn't do this. it came down to politics. so all in all this was a pretty shameful day in washington. >> reporter: the president was joined by mark barden, who lost his son daniel in the sandy hook massacre. >> we'll return home now, disappointed, but not defeated. we return home with the determination that change wi
letters signed, quote, i am k. c. and i approve this message." at the white house here is jay carney's take. >> there was a letter. the off-site facility feeted a suspicious substance and a test was undertaken. the fbi has the lead this that investigation. >> with lawmakers and law enforcement on edge, multiple senate offices had reports of suspicious mail today, including this phoenix, senator jeff flake from arizona. >> there was no harmful substance on the letter, but the letter with ricin was sent from tennessee to senator wicker. this letter came from tennessee with no return address and with an oily substance on it. so it was troubling, and my staff alerted authorities, as they should have, and it was tested. >> just minutes ago, senator wicker issued a paper statement thanking the fbi and capitol police for their professionalism and decisive action in keeping his family and his staff safe. he thanks the people of mississippi for their prayers and thoughts at this time. sean. >> thanks for being with us. joining me more with mr. on this and reaction from the dealing story we ha
, it was written i'm k.c. and i aprof this message i believes his brother was framed. the fbi acted too quickly in this case. this happened right after the boston bombings, they were under a lot of pressure to come up with a suspect. he says they simply came up with the wrong one. bret? >> bret: okay, john. much more on this with the panel. a strange story. we will hear from paul kevin curtis. a hazardous materials team is investigating another possible tainted letter this time a military facility. senator harry reid said it is joint base anna cost i can't bowling. the two suspects in what canadian officials say was a plot to derail a passenger plane in court today. neither entered a pleavment one said the allegations were based on appearances. men had direction and guidance from al qaeda terrorists in iran. the iranian foreign ministry denies involvement. amid the misery in boston, the show of gratitude from journalists. we'll explain that later in the grapevine. up next, the misery is far for over from air travelers delayed by the sequester. thank you orville and wilbur... ...amelia... neil a
ricin letters, the line i am k.c. and i approve this message is a line this individual used in online postings before. specifically in online postings that sometimes seemed a little nutty or a little paranoid. so the combination of details we had made it seem like however dramatic the initial headlines about somebody sending ricin to the white house and a senator the story might basically be over. then today it was finally a press conference in the case and to the extent there has been any just pure spectator value to the story simply because of its wacky factor the press conference today in mississippi did not disappoint. >> i'm holding today the order of dismissal that dismisses the charges lodged against paul kevin curtis. the government was able to basically find another suspect who we believe is the true perpetrator of this heinous crime say without further delay, kevin curtis. >> i would like to thank all my family, friends, and fans for their love and support over this past week but most importantly i would like to thank jikes who has been and will always be my best friend, my
to see a wrong and not expose it is to become a silent partner to its continuance. i am k.c. and i approve this message which is allegedly a comment on health care and providing care in general and so it could provide something of a lead for investigators. they believe they tied it to memphis, tennessee, but nothing beyond that. they are looking for a third facility, the possibility there were traces of ricin at a third facility. but the emphasis here from the white house, jake, is that nothing reached the president. no one was injured. and at this point they don't see a connection to the boston attack, but, of course, at this early stage they also can't definitively rule that out, jake. >> and as of course we know ricin obviously there is often a false positive for the first test. >> right. >> congressional correspondent dana bash chief congressional correspondent, quite a day on capitol hill. explain what happened there today and what is the atmosphere? is it as nerve wr-racking as after 9/11 when the anthrax letters were sent? >> reporter: not quite that nerve-racking. there was
am k.c. and i approve this message." missouri senator claire mccaskill said police have a suspect in mind, but she offered no details. enix, arizona and saginaw, michigan, investigators examined two more letters sent to local offices of senators jeff flake and carl levin. for now, though, the f.b.i. said there is no evidence of a connection between the letters and the boston bombings. for more on how the investigation is being viewed on capitol hill, we are joined by todd zwillick. he's washington correspondent for "the takeaway" on public radio international and wnyc. todd, what's the latest you're long-range from authorities? >> well, not much beyond what you just described in the piece, hari. i will say it is an odd day on capitol hill, between questions coming from the boston bombing, suspicious packages, letters being delivered we hand to offices including senator shelby's, a ricin letter towards the white house, and one to the capitol mail handling facility out of washington, d.c. it has everybody on edge, and in fact, people in the normal sort of conversations and normal e
this message. part of his initials are, in fact, k.c. his name is paul kevin curtis, and he is from mississippi, just north of tupalo, mississippi. we do not know anything about him yet or the evidence against him other than the fact he has been arrested. in terms of what was in the letters, what substance was in the letters, federal officials tell nbc news tonight that initial lab tests of the letters, lab tests, not the field tests, the initial follow-up lab tests were inconclusive. there was some level of ricin measured in the lab tests, but the exact potency is as yet unclear, they say more tests are needed. joining us now to help us understand what this means is michael leiter. he's an nbc news national security analyst. mr. leiter, thank you for joining us. >> good to be here, rachel. >> we know the letters contained some amount of ricin. they do not know the potency of it. how significant does that seem to you? >> honestly, until we get the final results probably tomorrow morning, i would still not read much into it. these were tested twice in the field, first the automatic detector was
very similar. but i do not have somebody saying that the signoff, for instance, was "this is k.c. and i approve th msage"hings like that that led them to kevin curtis. >> ifill: marilyn thompson, is there any evidence that in these cases there is sometimes just pressure to get it done is to come up with a solution, especially so much other nervousness around the world about the boston bombing and other outstanding investigations? >> there's absolutely no question, gwen, that these cases are fraught with political pressure. especially when the intended targets are members of congress, the u.s. senate, and the president of the united states the f.b.i being a potic agency itself, has to show and be held accountable on the hill for every action they take in these cases. they go over regularly, as they did in the anthrax case, to brief members about the progress of their investigation. i'm sure they've talked with president obama about it by this point. they are under a lot of pressure to do something fast and show that they're in control of the situation. no question. >> ifill: i know you'l
. inside i am k.c. and i approve this message. the other message contained in the letter to the judge contained the language, time for somebody to die, or words to that effect. we were not able to contact the judge on the phone this evening. we are all waiting for conclusive testing on these substances that have been sent to labs. >> dana bash reported earlier from capitol hill that this person had sent letters to the senator before, and that's really how they were able to zero in on him. is that what you're hearing as well? >> yes, this individual was known to law enforcement authorities at the capitol complex. and they already had a name. in fact, right after we heard about these alleged ricin letters, we also heard that authorities had a person in mind or person of interest. it took 24 hours or so for them actually to make an arrest. still, we're told no charges have been filed as yet pending identification conclusively of what the substance is, anderson? >> joe, appreciate the update and the reporting. >>> another important story took a major turn today. senate republicans took a
, k.c. versus planned parenthood, the supreme court held though a state cannot reverse a woman's right to abortion, the states can regulate abortion so they are taking advantage of that loophole to just put as many barriers in place as possible. that's been a very successful strategy. what we've seen in the past month is a couple of states saying that's for sissies. we want to go all the way, we want to pass an outright ban on abortion as soon as a fetal heartbeat is detected. >> that's north dakota, their governor recently signing a bill that outlaws abortion as soon as a fetal heartbeat can be heard. they're not the first to do so. i think you're also saying is it arkansas? >> arkansas did the same thing just weeks earlier. so in the course of one month, we've got two states -- >> but abortion foes may not like this type of law. it's ironic. >> that's what i found in my reporting, it's very interesting, there's a real divide within the pro-life community. people who have been on the moderate end advocating these incremental restrictions are very worried that by shooting the moon, by
'm k.c. and i approve this message which is apparently how he signs blog posts. >>> and investigators say they have spot add suspect in monday's bombing for the boston marathon from reviewing security video to department store, though. and this is important, no arrests have been made. and this comes as president obama is heading to boston today to attend a memorial service for the bombing victims. scott cohen is in boston with the latest. he rejoins us now. scott, i understand mitt romney, as well, may be there. what kinds of security measures are taking place? >> well, there remains heavy security in and around boston, kelly, in light of what happened this week. and, obviously, ahead of this visit. i should point out there is not a suspect as far as the authorities are concerned. certainly someone they are interested in talking to. you know, there is an interesting attitude here in boston now in the wake of all this. a sign on one of the buildings that i saw on the way over here that says boston doesn't blink. training for 2014 begins now. there's a lot of talk about resill cans, but
i am k.c. and i approve this message which is not really the way to do it if you don't want to get caught. it's always helpful to look at the witnesses or in this case the would be defendants. >> take a being a lot. saw a little bit plaintiff curtis, second sound by the of mr. curtis when you have been charged with something. mr. curtis. watch this. >> when you have been charged with something and you just -- you never heard of ricin or whatever. i thought they said rice so i said i don't even eat rice. >> megyn: okay. so. that is the same man who now says it was dusky, doug. and he says this other guy dusky doesn't like me. he received an email. i have created a band called robo drum and we are going to throw you off the national circuit. some music rivalry. >> now, look, investigators are going to be able to figure out. first of all his demeanor may sound silly for me to say. lisa and i have been looking at witnesses for 50, 60 years combined. that demeanor is very converse and consistent with somebody who didn't do it. that's number one. number two, when they went and did extens
've been a vocal online activist for many years. and i've signed the same signature for 15 years. this is k.c., and i approve this message. if i put a video on youtube, i say, "this is k.c., and i approve this video." whoever was watching, they knew the kind of things -- i had an e-mail signature that said, "to see a wrong and not expose it is to become a silent partner to its continuance," and i itall si sized font. someone had copied and pasted it to the letter to the president. >> i know you're thankful for - even offered a foot massage. over to matt. >>> this is a state-of-the-art facility. thousands are expected to attend the dedication event. let me give you a lay of the land. it's a $250 million complex that includes the president's library, a museum, a policy institute, and a foundation. the george w. bush presidential library and museum sits on 23 acres of the southern methodist university campus. inside the complex, a treasure trove of more than 43,000 artifacts from the bush presidency. 70 million pages of paper records, 50,000 audio and video tapes. and the largest digital collect
a silent partner to its continuance. signed iak.c., i am k.c., and i approve this message. those were never delivered. intercepted by a precaution put in place after the anthrax attacks that killed five people shortly after 9/11. and federal officials say more tests are needed, natalie, to determine if, in fact, that substance was ricin, and if so, how strong. the fib also says these see no connection between this ricin-tainted scare and what's happening in boston. >> peter alexander at the white house for us this morning, thank you. it's now 7:18. back to al. >>> you have the rest of the weather forecast? >> as we look at the western forecast, a gorgeous day. nice day in san francisco, partly sunny, 69. denver some clouds, still a little on the chilly side, 36 degrees. phoenix 77, seattle you'll see showers and temperature of 53. the rest of the country you're going to look at a risk of a strong storms today from the mid-minneapolmi mid-mississippi valley. expect more snow anywhere from 6 to 9 inches of snow center minnesota to northern minnesota. and about 3 to 6 inches of snow back to th
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